Ponty Lido

lidoGreat news that the restoration of Pontypridd’s famous lido at Ynysangharad Park is on track to be finished by this summer.

Rhondda Cynon Taf council says its contractors have made significant progress over the winter months on the £6.3m project, which plans to transform the historic lido into a state-of-the-art facility, albeit one that isn’t open all year round, is not at all environmentally-friendly and will no doubt cost an absolute fortune to run by a cash-strapped council.

Wales Online have revealed pictures here.

It is of course fantastic news that a pool that should have been developed over 20 years ago is finally opening but with obesity rates continuing to rise in RCT and prices in sports centres rising by approx. 14% (as well as our council tax rises), is this new pool going to be sustainable? Time will tell I guess. We hope so!

Olympic legacy eh?


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2 Responses

  1. Dave says:

    Official opening end of August I understand. Although could be 2 weeks before for a few freebies.

  2. kathleen wallace says:

    My partner and I visited the Lido today hoping for a refreshing dip ( 2pm on a Tuesday afternoon ) only to be turned away because the place was packed…. with school children !! The staff told me school holidays didn’t start for another day or two, so why was it full of school children? Being council run I would have thought the council would have concerns as to why so many children are not at school?

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